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Goolwa’s Kuti Shack is a smorgasbord for the senses

The plan is to champion the humble Pipi, which has been harvested by the Ngarrindjeri people on the surrounding beaches for over 10,000 years.

All images by Jacqui Way

Goolwa Beach’s Kuti Shack opened its doors a little less than a year ago, and has since become a favourite for locals and tourists alike.

The café has since closed for renovations, but is set to reopen in September.

Kuti Shack is a smorgasbord for all the senses, with the stunning backdrop of Goolwa Beach just the beginning of the journey.

With the Aboriginal name ‘Kuti’ translating to Cockle, or ‘Pipi’, the menu features locally sourced fish and seafood, native indigenous ingredients sourced from the Ngarridnjeri partners.

Other Fleurieu produce is also on offer, including wines, beer and coffee.

The café champions the humble Pipi, which has been harvested by the Ngarrindjeri people on the surrounding beaches for over 10,000 years.

Kuti Shack is described as an “exciting initiative that brings together a fishing company, their commercial partners, the Ngarrindjeri people and three Fleurieu-based chefs who have been talking about partnering in business for a number of years”.

It is hoped Kuti Shack will provide numerous opportunities for the Ngarrindjeri community, including employment, and traineeships/apprenticeships, as well a venue to highlight the important part the ‘Kuti’ has played in their culture.

To keep up to date with the latest Kuti Shack news, menus and opening hours, you can find them on Facebook here.

Kuti Shack is located at Main Beach Carpark, Beach Road, Goolwa Beach SA.

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